It was good to see fans, some players and some managers of teams linked with the super league standing united against their greedy owners who will never be happy no matter how much money they generate.
UEFA and FIFA were annoyed over the rich rebel’s breakaway plans but they need to take responsibility for the state of play. UEFA created a Champions League for runners up and also third and fourth placed teams at the expense of the Champions of many countries and FIFA awarding the World Cup to Qatar says it all really about them.
Maybe the Oil Barons, Royal Families and American Banker types that own these clubs were calling the bluff of UEFA to get a bigger financial slice of the cake that the Champions League generates. We all love a European Away Day but as I mentioned we all love a midweek bus to Aberdeen.
If Celtic play in the Champions League or the Highland League the hardcore fans will be there and the football tourists will attach themselves to another team if the Sky Sports coverage is glitzier than a bus to the highlands with your mates and a cargo of cans.
Maybe they were only testing the water on the eve of yesterdays Uefa Champions League announcement. Make no mistake over the last 10 years or more Russian, Gulf, Asian and US money has flooded into European Football…this isn’t over this is only the start …watch this space.
Andrew Milne started More than 90 Minutes in 2001. He has written for numerous publications and online about Celtic. He is a former newspaper columnist with the Daily Ireland and the man behind celticfanzine.com. He is host of the Celtic Soul Podcast & Celtic AM pre-match events at Malone’s in Glasgow on match days and follows Celtic Home & Away. He is a season ticket holder for Celtic FC and the Republic of Ireland. He is also P.R.O. of St. Margaret’s CSC, a member of the Celtic Trust and the Celtic Graves Association.
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